I don't even own a TV. The crap that is on most channels doesn't interest me. I travel quite a bit with my job, and every so often I'll flip on the TV in my hotel room, but every time I do so, I'm still disappointed in what I find; I turn it off and it's back to my laptop.
They cannot simply slip stuff through and hope no one notices nearly as easy as they could in the past. Too many people are watching and information travels too fast these days for that to happen as easily as it used to.
...and then they go to the end-around, as with TPP. "It's so transparent you can't see it!"
Can confirm. I received an OWI conviction that included 4 days in jail. I paid $75 US a day for my incarceration.
Added bonus: one guy I was locked up with was in for meth production. Of the entire 96 hours, every waking moment I spent I watched this guy pace and listened to him talk about how to make meth. My probation officer asked me how I liked my "experience". I told her "it wasn't a total loss, I learned how to make meth".